Skeletal, soft tissue, and airway changes following the alternate maxillary expansions and constrictions protocol.

Skeletal, soft tissue, and airway changes following the alternate maxillary expansions and constrictions protocol. Angle Orthod. 2014 Mar 12; Authors: Yilmaz BS, Kucukkeles N Abstract Abstract Objective: To evaluate the skeletal, soft tissue, and airway effects of the alternate maxillary expansions and constrictions (Alt-RAMEC) protocol in prepubertal patients. Materials and Methods: The appliance containing a double-hinged expansion screw was applied to 20 patients with Class III skeletal malocclusion characterized by maxillary retrognathia. The mean age of the study group was 9 years and 8 months. The patients' parents were instructed to open the screw by 1 mm per day during the first week and to close it by 1 mm per day the week after. This alternate opening and closing was repeated for 9 consecutive weeks. Cone beam computed tomography records and three-dimensional photographs were taken before treatment and after 9 week of the Alt-RAMEC protocol. Results: Point A moved slightly forward (0.89 mm) and downward (0.92 mm) (P
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